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Verve Jazz Masters 57: George Shearing


Download links and information about Verve Jazz Masters 57: George Shearing by George Shearing. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 46:39 minutes.

Artist: George Shearing
Release date: 1996
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 46:39
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No. Title Length
1. Pick Yourself Up 2:54
2. September in the Rain 3:15
3. Lullaby of Birdland 2:43
4. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) 3:07
5. Mambo Inn 2:19
6. I'll Be Around 2:58
7. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 2:42
8. Summertime 3:11
9. How High the Moon 2:48
10. I Wished on the Moon 2:30
11. Conception 2:56
12. I'll Remember April 2:49
13. Easy Living 3:07
14. Lonely Moments 3:21
15. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 3:20
16. Love Is Just Around the Corner 2:39



The blind British-born pianist George Shearing, who died in 2011, had an illustrious career that began in the 1930s. His light, elegant sound had broad appeal and this collection, which gathers tracks from the 1950s, serves as an excellent introduction to his work. His signature at the time was marked by a front line of piano, vibes, and guitar, combining to play a melody before individual players would spin out succinct solos. A number of backing musicians appear on these recordings, including the vibraphonists Marjorie Hyams and Cal Tjader, guitarist Chuck Wayne, and drummer Denzil Best. Shearing’s most famous tune, the jaunty “Lullaby of Birdland,” appears here in classic form. Shearing’s taste for a Latin groove is displayed on “Mambo Inn,” which features the driving percussion of Armando Peraza. “I Wished on the Moon” affords the listener the chance to hear the pianist and his band accompany Teddi King’s vocals, while “Lonely Moments” nods to classical music. One of the most striking tracks is a version of “Summertime.” This soulful, inventive take on the well-worn standard brings it to life.